RWJBarnabas Health Blog

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12.13.2017
The Facts on Flu from RWJBarnabas Health

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, which can cause mild to severe illness. Those over 65, young children and people with certain health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart and lung disease, are ...

12.13.2017
Healthy Eating Tips to Help You Survive the Holidays

During the holidays, it’s easier than ever to surpass your typical calorie intake. It could be the holiday cookies your co-workers bring into the office, a slice of pecan pie, an extra serving of stuffing, or fast food you eat on the way to the ...

12.13.2017
Putting the "Merry Back in the Holidays"

The “most wonderful time of the year” should be spent going to social gatherings with family and friends, cooking and shopping, right? For some, the holidays may not be so merry and bright due to stress. Between holiday shopping, heavy ...

11.01.2017
Be Healthy with Apples

It’s apple-picking season and one trip to an apple farm will give you reason to keep the doctor away all autumn long. Apples are high in antioxidants, which make them a great cancer-fighting food to make a staple in your weekly, or even daily ...

11.01.2017
Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas for Work and School

It’s easy for not only us to get off track when we see chips and sweets in the cafeteria at lunch, it’s easy for kids at school as well. Follow these guidelines to keep yourselves and your kids healthy at work and at school all week long. ...

11.01.2017
Stay Active and Healthy Throughout the Fall

Cool weather brings with it a variety of new activities that you can enjoy either on your own, as a family or that kids can be encouraged to try. Rally the family or some friends for a football game. Schedule one for every few weeks if time permits. ...

09.15.2017
RWJBarnabas Health Launches Weight Management Programs for Children and Adults

While obesity is a national epidemic, it is preventable and treatable. RWJBarnabas Health is launching two exciting weight management programs to benefit the communities we serve. Both programs will take place at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care ...

09.07.2017
10 Dietary Habits to Avoid for Longevity

If you were told that changing just ten habits in your diet could significant reduce disease and premature death, would you make the lifestyle changes? The ten dietary factors below can have a potentially devastating impact on our risk of dying from ...

09.07.2017
Soak Up Summer Produce While You Can!

Even though summer is almost over, it doesn’t mean it’s too late to take advantage of the best of summer produce. Soak up the remaining days of the summer season by buying the following produce. Vegetables Radishes Corn Zucchini Carrots ...

06.28.2017
Grilling Tips to Make Your Summer Better

Since grilling involves fast cooking over a hot fire, it’s best suited for small cuts of meat and fruits and vegetables. Tools All you really need, in addition to a grill, are a grill brush, tongs and a durable spatula. Make sure to clean your ...

06.28.2017
5 Things Men Should Start Doing (and 1 Thing They Can Stop)

Men’s health is just as important as women’s health, and yet statistically, health is not nearly as much of a focus for men as it is for women. Many men site not having the time as a reason for avoiding doctors as well as practicing good ...

06.28.2017
Be Healthy with Watermelon

In the summer, it’s hard to imagine a food being as refreshing as watermelon. It’s sweet, juicy and cool – perfect on a hot day. Aside from being a great cool-down food, it’s also packed with nutrients. A standard serving of ...

06.28.2017
Stay Hydrated All Summer Long

With summer just around the corner, we tend to find ourselves outside more, participating in outdoor sports, playing with our kids or signing up for races such as 5Ks and obstacle courses. In the summer heat, it will be more important than ever to ...

06.13.2017
Better Heart Health No Matter What Your Age

Your heart is one of the hardest working muscles in your body. It’s constantly pumping blood. Heart disease can make it tough for your heart to do this job. Fortunately, research shows making healthy lifestyle changes—even later in ...

06.01.2017
Be Healthy with Alternative Greens

Many of us have been told to “eat your vegetables” since childhood. Most of the time, mom or dad were referring to broccoli, carrots or similar vegetables that accompanied your home cooked meals. Lately however, we’ve been seeing a ...

05.30.2017
Sports Nutrition: Pre and Post Exercise

What you eat both before and after exercise affects your performance as well as recovery. Try these tips for pre and post workouts, in order to get the most out of your efforts. Pre-Exercise Nutrition Avoid high fat foods that are hard to digest. ...

05.17.2017
Celebrating Older Americans Month

Community Medical Center was honored to host along with Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey more than 20 individuals 95 to 102 years old for a special luncheon in honor of National Older Americans Month. The event demonstrated Community Medical ...

05.17.2017
Eating Heart Smart this Summer

Summer is heating up and so is the season for vacations and barbecues. With Independence Day just around the corner, millions of Americans are planning to enjoy time with family and friends. While we celebrate the warm weather and the summer days ...

05.09.2017
Avocado Toast: Basic Base for any Taste

Avocado toast is a great way to include heart-healthy fats into your breakfast, lunch, or anytime! The great thing about this recipe is that it is only limited by your imagination. Included are some topping suggestions, but add any healthy topping ...

05.08.2017
Common Food Preservatives and Their Purpose

Food preservation has been around for centuries. It began in ancient times with the use of salt on meats and fish. Later, sugar was used in canned foods and humans began pickling vegetables. While all of those older methods are OK in moderation, ...

05.08.2017
Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Burgers

Save on saturated fat next time you have your eyes set on grilling and go meatless! Our Black Bean Burgers are packed with protein and fiber to fill you up. We top them with a Greek yogurt mixture to add a little kick to the dish! These burgers cook ...

05.01.2017
Colorectal Cancer Rates on the Rise Among Gen X and Millennials

Colorectal cancer rates are on the rise among young and middle-aged adults in the U.S. according to a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study, which was conducted by the American Cancer Society, determined ...

05.01.2017
The Truth About Cold Cuts

We all enjoy a deli sandwich now and then – and that’s OK, so long as you stick strictly to exactly that: every now and then. Processed meats, including cold cuts, should be limited in our diets. People who eat processed meats are at ...

05.01.2017
Get Outside for Some Vitamin D

Spring is here at last. Taking advantage of the beautiful weather and outdoors has plenty of wellness-focused advantages including grilling, hiking, swimming and more. But did you know that it also provides you one of the best ways to obtain vitamin ...

05.01.2017
Act FAST With Stroke

When a stroke is suspected, acting quickly can be the difference between life and death, so act FAST: F = Face : Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A = Arms : Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S = ...

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